Game Wrap - Kansas City 2-1 Victors Over Rangers
Kansas City got 2/3 innings of work from Luke Hochevar en route to a 2-1 victory over Texas on Friday at Kauffman Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Royals were rewarded as -129 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 7.5.
Kansas City got 7 1/3 innings from Ervin Santana, who gave up 1 earned run on 5 hits, while striking out 4. Luke Hochevar earned the victory, while the Royals got 1 RBI from Justin Maxwell in the win.
Texas' starting pitcher Martin Perez worked 5 2/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Ian Kinsler in a losing cause.
Kansas City outhit their counterparts 9-5 in the game.
Greg Holland pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.